Expand your German vocabulary! Today's word is Durchlassschein: exit permit.
Yes, folks, the DHS is actually going to require US citizens to get exit permits to leave the country. The proposed rule, from The Federal Register: July 14, 2006: Read more about Bush DHS to implement Durchlassschein system of exit permits
Highlights at the Cheney Water Torture Parks include:
Penalties for Cutting in Line Strictly Enforced!
Visit Castaways Swim Up Tiki Bar and BBQ Hut
Participate in the Gasping to Glory Triathlon Read more about Dick Cheney Water Torture Parks Set to Open Nation Wide
So it was okay when Wal-Mart screwed its workers, schemed to keep them in neofeudal servitude, dumped anybody with even potential health problems, encouraged anybody with enough seniority to feel a sense of entitlement to quit, etc. But when they extended these benefits to gay workers, and went so far as to encourage actual shopping by gay customers, well, whoa Nelly, now Der Jeebus is upset! From the Chicago Trib:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, faces a boycott from a conservative group that wants the company to change its policies toward homosexuals.
"Two points make a line. Three points make a pattern."
breaking the rule about not posting in anger
French is my first (of seven) foreign languages, learned at the knee of a Sorbonne educated matron. French food is a staple at my table, and when I modeled, I was told I looked best in Comme des Garcons. Although I enjoy Californian wine, I understand that the best stock there comes from ancient French lines. I have the greatest respect for the history and culture of a nation that has brought grace, wisdom, and literature to the world. Still: Read more about Fuck the French
Hey! Donâ€™t you think we should talk it out. We may be spread a bit thin for this.
The Pentagon has stepped up planning for attacks against North Korea's nuclear program and is bolstering nuclear forces in Asia, said defense officials familiar with the highly secret process.
Donâ€™t worry youâ€™re covered. The Minority Report is here.
Seriously. Iâ€™d love to see old George Stephanopoulos (his name is in the spell check) ask a candidate â€“ what is your position on the great grandson of CARNIVORE determining who gets rounded up? First carnivore, then TIA, now Tangram â€“ the Air Forceâ€™s new strategic data mining program. Read more about Fully Automated, Continuously Operating, Intelligence Analysis Support System - Tangram
Each week, conservatives find a new way to answer Chubby Checker's immortal question, "how low can you go?"
The sleaze of the GOP — and the Religious Right and MSM that enable them — is an ever-opening flower.
What can we do at this point but stare in awe, like Grant Williams at the end of The Incredible Shrinking Man, beholding the vastness of it all?
It's not nice to brag, but I once got an A+ in Typing, back when typing was for typewriters. I simply cannot, however, write about this stuff as fast as it whizzes by. Read more about A Wind Is Rising
Though I was almost distracted by those teeth.
I'm sure that Ted "Twitch" Haggard will enjoy spending more time with his family. But will his family--I'm not talking about his, em, extended family here--enjoy to spend more time with him? Read more about Look at the size of those pupils...
Here is an interesting line of thought form Andy Stern at Drinking Liberally . I agree on one thing, a platform closer to the reality of existence and not based on polling quotes. Read more about Andy Stern on America and Politics at Drinking Liberally
Bush and His Cronies
(sung to the tune "Spoonful of Sugar")
And ev'ry life is now at stake
Even sans that Yellow Cake
A plan! A guide! Now everybody hide... Read more about Scary Happens
I did a quick Google on "Ted Haggard" + "Lincoln Bedroom" but didn't turn up any hits. I guess although Bush and Unka Karl took Ted's calls, they didn't actually invite him for an overnight.
Which saves me the trouble of correlating "Jeff Gannon's" overnights with Ted Haggard's.
What a shame.
UPDATE I think I need to add The Department of Uh-Huh for this one: Read more about So, was Ted Haggard a top or a bottom?
I put this one under "race matters" because our fine, fine SCLM treats anything that happens in Africa as too boring for notice. You know, they're a darker shade of brown, and thus beneath the attention of your average Amurkin news consumer. Still, Africa is just chock full of "Islamicists," and not all of them are very happy with Bush's war on their coreligionists.